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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many students get together to swim to the raft in the middle of the lake?
(a) Seven.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

2. What type of band did the main character in "The Wedding Gig" play in?
(a) Rock.
(b) Swing.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Country.

3. What serves as King's main character in his creative writing process?
(a) I Guy.
(b) An unknown entity.
(c) It changes every time.
(d) King's alter ego.

4. When Hal was a child, what happened to his friends during the time he was in possession of the item his son found in the attic?
(a) Nothing.
(b) They tried to steal it and were punished.
(c) They died.
(d) They ran away from home.

5. Richard deletes Seth and Lina and replaces them with whom?
(a) Belinda and Jacob.
(b) Jonathan and Rachel.
(c) Jonathan and Belinda.
(d) No one.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reasoning does the narrator use for thinking about Maureen from time to time?

2. Where is the inventor's splinter displayed?

3. To what destination is Mark taking his family by way of the jaunt?

4. Who is Mr. Nordoff?

5. Curt has a poster of whom on his wall?

Short Essay Questions

1. While Randy is trying to save Deke from being sucked between the cracks in the raft by the black, oil-like creature, what is Randy doing to try and stay sane through the unbelievable situation?

2. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

3. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

4. In "Paranoid: A Chant," there are several instances in which the narrator is showing how obviously disturbed he is. Give one such example and tell why you think that example fits.

5. "Word Processor of the Gods" could fit into several different genres. Which genre do you think it fits into best and why?

6. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

7. What do you think Mike Scollay was implying when he told the coronet player that he was going to have to play loud?

8. What do you think is the importance of Curt's tale of Cain and Abel?

9. Why do you think King bases his entire introduction on a seemingly mundane conversation with a friend?

10. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

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